Try a couple of other places for a second and third opinion. You will be glad you did. You will be surprised at the differences you will get to the same questions asked at each place.
When I go to a doctor I never ask why he uses a particular instrument as opposed to another or what settings he uses. In surgery you are asleep and NEVER know what is happening. He does what his experience and training is based on. If your operator knows what he/she is doing and they have a license with proper training you still “pays your nickel and takes your chances”. It is amazing to me to see how many patients contact this forum and check on things that are of no consequence to the procedure. It is NOT the machine that does the job. It is the expert holding the laser wand. He/she is supposed yo know. That is why you go there.
Try an area that is not visible when you are dressed (as a sample).
Count the “shots” (as you called them) and make the “experts” stick to their statements. They maintain they know.
In framingham, this week, it was reported a woman went to a “MEDICAL SPA” downtown for a breast augmentation. That is major surgery. She was released after surgery and fell in her bathroom hit her head and DIED. This is a procedure to be done in a hospital not a spa.
What is a MEDICAL SPA? Does anybody know? Did the doctor who did it lose his privileges at the hospital? Was it done just to save her a few bucks?
A common anaesthetic used is pentothol. This can be administered slowly under the control of the doc, however, it puts you to sleep and then goes to the fat where it is stored. Later it is released by the fat and keeps you in a “sort of anaesthesia” all over again as it goes to the liver to be detoxified before it is excreted. The rate of administration is controlled but the rate of release by the fat is NOT controlled. That is one reason why they have a “recovery” room. To allow you to recover, to a degree, before sending you up to a room. The doc knows better. He was interested in a buck and let that over ride his thinking.